Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer and her children John Fife and Elizabeth Ann playing with chicks and chickens at Earlscourt in Lytton, B.C. [1935?]. Item # MI-69 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Children, Chickens
1973. Item is processed footage for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Film has been colour manipulated. Footage includes scenes of downtown Vancouver, neon signs, traffic, pedestrians, and store window displays. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-569 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Buildings, Lighting
Mar 3, 2016byPeggy Spencer and Victor Vance Spencer
Item is an amateur film documenting Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer's vacation in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Film documents mountains, Sam McGee's Cabin in Whitehorse, Y.T. and the Watson Lake Hotel and Watson Lake Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, Y.T. Film also includes footage of Victor Vance Spencer. [1952?]. Item # MI-90 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Mountains--Canada
Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets
Dec 9, 2012byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the parkâs recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Parks, Playgrounds, Beaches, Children, Crowds, Families, Men, Women, Bridges, Children's...
Dec 9, 2012byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.) Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouverâs parks in 1940. This film names Vancouver the âPlayground City of the North Westâ and contains footage of Stanley Park, Connaught Park, Douglas Park, Devonshire Park, Shaughnessy Park, Memorial West Park, Memorial South Park, Almond Park, Hastings Community Park, Grandview Park, Trout Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Tatlow Park, Thornton Park, Hadden Park, Burrard View Park, Maple Grove Park, Sunset Nursery, Victory Square Park, Beaver Lake Park... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Boats and boating, Forests, Trees, Flowers, Park buildings, Parks, Lawn bowling, Golfing, Tennis,...
Dec 9, 2012byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Vancouver's parks. The recreational activities shown in the film include tennis, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, soccer, golf, lawn bowling, ice skating, rugby, football, field hockey, sunbathing, swimming, children's finger painting, ballet dancing, boys woodworking, girls arts and crafts, girls indoor basketball, bingo, bag piping, and dancing. The film also documents the free archery instruction that was... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Tennis, Lacrosse, Cricket, Baseball, Soccer, Golfing, Lawn bowling, Skating, ice, Rugby, Football,...
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes scenes shot at the archives with an actor reading the contents, and of the actual documents and newspaper articles (this footage is mainly silent). Footage switches abruptly to a water scene and people driving away in a boat. Then there is an interview with some Katzie First Nations elders: [Agnes Pierre], [Mel Bailey], and [Ken Florence]. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-491
An amateur film documenting the Grey Cup parade in 1955. Film documents the RCMP marching band and floats from Eaton's, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Marilyn Bell, and various "Miss" representatives for the football teams. This was the first time the Grey Cup was held in Vancouver. The Grey Cup game took place on November 26, 1955, between the Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes. Item #MI-18 Topics: Vancouver, Parades, Football, Grey Cup
Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-45 Topics: Children, Gardens--Household, Houses
Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise (?), Trudean (?), Diana, Barbara, and Victor Vance Spencer at a picnic, riding horses, and swimming in the pool at Earlscourt. [1926?]. Item # MI-30 Topics: Children, Picnics, Horsemanship
. Item is raw footage for the documentary "Everest - Climb for Hope." Includes footage of an interview with John, an "Everest - Climb for Hope" team member. Continues with footage of women sewing specialized clothing and gear for the Everest - Climb for ... »Hope expedition team members also shows a specialized machine cutting out material for outdoor clothing. There is also footage of a man trying on one of the Compass North winter gear outfits for two Compass North...
Aug. 29, 1991. Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Collier/Gibson Sound: Noble/Morrow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-335 Topics: Cemeteries, Tents, Camping, Maps, Views
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 21. Includes footage of the Sky Hawks at an airshow in the USA, on the ground after jumping, scenes of the audience/crowd at ground level cheering for the Sky Hawks, as well as the audience from the height of several stories up, parachutes being packed up, other airshow participants, airplanes and jets landing, taking off, and... Topics: Parachutes, Entertainers, Military, Crowds, Airplanes
Item is a newsreel documenting the visit of Governor-General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMG, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber to the Britannia Mines. The film shows footage of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamber arriving at Ballantyne Pier; meeting with the members of the Vancouver Harbour Commission (President S. McClay, Commissioner J. B. Thomas, and Commissioner R. D. Williams); greeting his excellency the Right... Topics: Piers, docks and wharves, Automobiles, Yachts, Crowds, Flags, Rocky Mountains, Coasts, Mining,...
Item is an amateur film documenting the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre in 1949 and the visit of Alderman J.D. Cornett, Mayor Charles Jones, and Park Commissioner I. J. Irwin to the construction site. Film was recovered from a time capsule in the Centre prior to its demolition. . Item # MI-187 Topics: Community centres, Neighbourhood houses, Vancouver (B.C.)--Councillors, Women, Vancouver...
Aug. 13, 1991. Film is raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Camera: Gibson/Collier Sound: Noble/Morrow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-331 Topics: Airplanes, Passengers, Cityscapes, Airports, Traffic, Crowds
1988. Film is about Canada's alpine country and the functioning of its unique ecosystem through the seasons. "Land above the trees" won the Golden Decade Award – one of the 10 Best Productions of the Decade, the Golden Camera Award for Best Nature and Wildlife Film, it was nominated for Best of the Festival at the US Industrial Film Festival, it won the Polaris Award - Best of the Festival at the (USA) National Council for Geographic Education Film Festival, it won a Silver Medal at... Topics: Animals, Mountains--British Columbia, Snow, Rivers, Flowers, Valleys, Aerial photographs, Glaciers,...
Apr. 30, 1991. Film is raw footage of men climbing near Banff. It was shot for the documentary "Everest - Climb for hope." Starting cue sheets reads : jumpers. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-318 Topics: Mountain climbing, Cliffs
Item is a documentary film documenting the opening of the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park on December 6th, 1969. Film contains birdâs eye view footage of the Bloedel Conservatory, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver as seen from an airplane. The film also documents the external building structure of the Bloedel Conservatory and people entering it for the opening ceremony. Notable people filmed at the opening ceremony include Mayor Tom Campbell and his wife (who is holding a... Topics: Openings, Crowds, Park buildings, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Views, Greenhouses, Parks, Stanley...
1983. Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc for the B.C. government. "Take a Giant Step" is a 28 minute promotional documentary on the NE Coal project. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-359
1986. Item is the original. "Expo 86 PSA No. 1" [Public service announcement] produced by Yaletown Productions for the Government of Canada External Affairs Department. Film has four thirty second commericals advertising Expo 86. The commercials feature ... »footage of Vancouver and British Columbia highlighting the city, nature, tourist activities and the Expo site. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-351
Item is a documentary film documenting a woman preparing a meal using dairy products and serving the meal to a young boy. Film documents the use of milk, whipping cream, butter, and sour cream. [ca. 1940]. Item # MI-12 Topics: Food, Dairy
Item is an amateur film documenting a party on the Hamber yacht Vencedor. The film shows footage of people dancing on accordion music. A young woman dancing alone and with Mrs. E. W. Hamber is displayed throughout. 1931. Item # MI-143 Topics: Crowds, Yachts, Parties, Dancing, Musical instruments, Music
. Item is raw footage for the documentary "Everest - Climb for Hope." Begins with a man inspecting and trying out a special cover for a movie camera, next, a man has a backpack specially adjusted and fit to his size. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-452
Oct. 20, 1991. Film is original raw footage for the film "Everest - climb for hope." Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-322 Topics: Domestic animals, Hiking, Rivers, Camping, Tents, Snow, Telescopes, Food, Mountain climbing,...
Item is an educational film documenting the history of various modes of transportation (boat, horse and carriage, plane, streetcar, train) in Vancouver from 1887 to 1962. 1962. Item # MI-6 Topic: Transportation
Nov. 6, 1993. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Footage includes an interview of [Don Waite] and scenic footage of the Pitt Lake area. Also includes footage in the library with Michael Collier, Kathie Hamilton, and Dick Hamilton. Michael Collier and Dick Hamilton both briefly speak to the camera about the planned expedition to the Pitt Lake area. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-489
Item is a organizational record film documenting fire safety procedures and a fire safety display for Fire Prevention Week. Shows firefighters doing fire inspections, including one of the Shaughnessy Hospital, and examining fire extinguishers. Also shows the fire safety display with fire apparatus and hazards in the home, as well as an interview with the Fire Chief. 1971-1972. Item # MI-178 Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Firehalls
. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes shots of publications that include articles about Slumach, includes shots of the photographs featured in the articles, as well as close-ups of other photographs from that era. Also has shots of photocopies of newspaper articles. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-481
[197-]. Film contains early raw footage for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-304 Topics: Hiking, Snow, Glaciers, Mountains--British Columbia, Tents, Maps, Rivers, Lakes and ponds
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 19. Pilot Captian Marc Roberts delivers various takes of an anti-drug message in both English and French. Includes footage of the Sky Hawks team members interacting with the public, as well as several takes of a group anti-drug message delivered in both English and French, footage ends with team members sleeping on the airplane.... Topics: Air pilots, Alcohol and drug abuse, Airplanes, Children, Military, Men, Military uniforms
Item is an amateur film documenting a Spencer family Christmas gathering. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and a baby, likely Andrea Ellen Spencer. Film also documents Peggy Spencer and others in party hats, and people with tennis raquets. [1959?]. Item # MI-94 Topics: Infants, Family, Celebrations
Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver city lights at night in 1964, including several neon signs and Theatre Row on Granville Street. The film also contains snow scenes and footage of the William Gardner family at Capilano Road in North Vancouver in December 1964 and January 1965, and footage of the family at their West Vancouver home between May and July 1965. [1964-1965]. Item # MI-122 Topics: Snow, Children, Children's activities, Families, Family recreation, Businesses, Advertisements,...
Item is an amateur film documenting the Grey Cup parade in 1958. Film documents "Miss Grey Cup" contestants on floats and floats from various companies including Eaton's. Parade is moving along W. Georgia Street. 1958. Item # MI-19 Topic: Parades
1992. Cycling through Pacific Spirit Regional Park and then along 18th crossing Crown. Reference code: AM1553-8-S5-: MI-263 Topics: Boats and ships, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Diving suits, Engineers, Machinery, Parks, Cycling,...
. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, cougar kittens, marmots, and grizzly... Topics: Lakes, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia, Animals
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 1. Includes footage of an airplane taking off and then footage taken from inside an airplane of the pilots and crew and of equipment being dropped out the back of the airplane attached to parachutes. Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-382 Topics: Rain and rainfall, Airplanes, Airports, Air pilots, Military, Maps